Public input requested on future of Cascade Cottages in Rocky Mountain National Park
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Public input requested on future of Cascade Cottages in Rocky Mountain National Park

ESTES PARK Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is considering options for the future use of the 42-acre Cascade Cottages property acquired in March of 2017. For many decades Kansas school-teachers L.V. and Hazel Davis operated a privately-owned lodging business that was open seasonally from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Honoring the wishes of the family … Continue reading

Temporary closures protect nesting raptors in Rocky Mountain National Park
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Temporary closures protect nesting raptors in Rocky Mountain National Park

Each year to protect raptor nesting sites, Rocky Mountain National Park officials initiate temporary closures in the Lumpy Ridge and Sheep Mountain areas of the park.  To ensure that these birds of prey can nest undisturbed, specific areas within the park are closed temporarily to public use during nesting season and monitored by wildlife managers.  … Continue reading

Explore Rocky Mountain National Park during winter, expect busy weekends
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Explore Rocky Mountain National Park during winter, expect busy weekends

ESTES PARK – For many visitors, winter is their favorite time to enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is less visited but still very much open and alive with activity. Weekends are much busier than weekdays. Beautiful backcountry areas can be reached on snowshoes, skis, and at lower elevations – even with hiking boots! … Continue reading

Guide services in technical mountaineering selected at Rocky Mountain National Park
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Guide services in technical mountaineering selected at Rocky Mountain National Park

ESTES PARK – Rocky Mountain National Park implemented the final phase of its Commercial Services Strategy for guided commercial climbing in the park.  This past July, park staff released a prospectus for up to six concession contracts for Instruction and Guide Services in Technical Mountaineering.   These contracts were recently awarded to: American Alpine Institute, Ltd.  … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park’s Centennial Year Programs Continue

ESTES PARK – The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary continues as we head into June.  Join us for one of these fun events! June 5: Wild Inspirations – Art and artists throughout American history have found inspiration in wild places and played important roles in informing the public about the wonders … Continue reading

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Rocky Mountain National Park’s centennial year programs continue in May

ESTES PARK – The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary continues as we head into May.  Join us for one of these fun events! May 1: Wild Inspirations Art and artists throughout American history have found inspiration in wild places and    played important roles in informing the public about the wonders … Continue reading

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Fun programs highlight Rocky’s Centennial through the holidays

The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary continues through the holiday season. For more details on these events, including times and locations please visit Rocky’s 2014 Centennial Calendar of Events on the park’s website at http://www.nps.gov/romo Tuesday, November 18: The Big Burn: An Evening with Timothy Egan Part of the One Book, … Continue reading